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BLUE Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

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Spark SL is a perfect way to bring Blue’s legendary studio sound into your recording projects. The custom-designed capsule and Class-A electronics deliver a classic, transparent sound with superb detail and rich harmonic content, while the high-pass filter and -20dB pad provide ultimate flexibility. Accommodate loud vocalists or instru...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Spark SL is a perfect way to bring Blue’s legendary studio sound into your recording projects. The custom-designed capsule and Class-A electronics deliver a classic, transparent sound with superb detail and rich harmonic content, while the high-pass filter and -20dB pad provide ultimate flexibility. Accommodate loud vocalists or instruments with ease, eliminate harsh sibilance at the source, and work the distance and proximity effects with complete confidence. Whether you’re just getting started building out your project studio or expanding your already loaded mic locker, Spark SL offers versatility and trusted Blue performance for recording vocals, drums, guitars, pianos and more.

Spark SL miking a Fender guitar amp

Gain-stage like a pro with a -20dB pad switch

The Spark SL comes with both a pad and high-pass filter switch so you can extend your recording applications and take full advantage of the Spark’s versatility. Engaging the -20dB pad switch will give you ample headroom to record loud sources like guitars amps or dynamic vocalists. When this is set to 0, the Spark SL will send more signal to your audio interface to capture more nuanced performances from quiet instruments like acoustic guitars, violins or pianos.

A display of the switches on the Spark SL

Eliminate low-end rumble

The high-pass filter switch will eliminate any low-end rumble often caused by recording frequencies under 100Hz on certain instruments. With this roll-off switch engaged, the Spark SL works great on acoustic instruments and will excel when used as a stereo pair to record complex instruments like the piano or even as room mics to create a natural reverb for drums, guitar, synths and more.

Features

  • Transparent sound with superb detail and rich harmonic content
  • Custom-designed cardioid condenser capsule excels at capturing your most creative moments
  • High-pass filter and -20dB pad for ultimate versatility
  • Works great with home studio USB audio interfaces
Specifications
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 128 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and Type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Switches: On/Off
  • Phantom power required: Yes
Size and Weight
  • Diameter: 1.75 in.
  • Length: 7.75 in.
  • Weight: 1.25 lb.
Included Accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: No
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: N/A
  • Cable: No
  • Stand: No
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BlueSpark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Okay

By Alex

from San Diego, ca

Comments about Blue Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

Overall it was a good sounding mic for the price, however like the other comment said there were no mids at all!!! But it does come with a shock mount and a nice case.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Terrible

By GT

from Boise, ID

Comments about Blue Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

Terrible sounding mic. No mid range whatsoever. Sounds totally scooped. Super noisy. The only nice thing about this mic is the box that it comes in. Does not come with shock mount.

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  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mic for the money

By CT

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blue Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

    I've used the mic on acoustic guitars, electric cabs, drum overheads, and vocals. And it's sounded great on all of them. I wonder if the previous reviewers had the "focus" button pushed? The mic sounds crystal clear, the shock mounts are alright but don't leave your mics in them or the elastic bands will wear out relatively fast, but for $200 these mics are insane. No others in their price range will come close... I'd actually rate them 4 stars but I wanted to help "counter" the 1 star review, haha.

     
    5.0

    Amazing mic at this price

    By El Sergio

    from California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Blue Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

      Not at all sure what the 1 star reviewer is talking about. They must have either had a faulty mic, or didn't understand what configuration they were in, because I've used a lot of mics at this price range, and this is by far the best one I have ever had the pleasure of using. Crips and clear, not at all noisy. Great boost, nice quality design that feels very stable and sturdy.

       
      5.0

      A Great Mic for Just About Everything

      By gearmaven

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Blue Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

        Spark SL is a versatile mic that's great for recording everything. My studio setup is pretty minimalist, so I needed a mic that could capture vocals, instruments, and percussion. Spark SL shines on all of these!

        The sound is neutral and transparent, which is perfect for a workhorse microphone. It's also fairly compact so you can squeeze it in where some other mics might not fit.

        Spark SL comes in a padded box and includes a high-quality shockmount. Although I sometimes like to remove it from the shockmount and hold it during vocal takes (low-freq rumble be dammed—that's what the roll-off is for anyway!).

        Spark SL seems like a great entry point into the Blue microphone family. I'm already planning on purchasing another one for stereo recording. Kudos to Blue for an amazing microphone!

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